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Last year plug-in vehicles sales jumped to an all-time high of more than three-quarters of a million units worldwide and individual countries likewise crested new peaks. The year 2016’s increase was substantially over 2015’s somewhat-over half a million, and helped accelerate the cumulative global tally of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles above 2 million by […]

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After starting from not-far-above zero at the start of this decade, the global count of plug-in electrified vehicles has crossed the two-million unit milestone. More specifically, the tally through the end of December 2016 was an estimated 2,032,000 highway-legal passenger vehicles including a smattering of European light-duty PEV vans. SEE ALSO: One Million Global Plug-In […]

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For the sixth full year since the U.S. introduction of major-manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles, sales in 2016 hit new highs and a few records were set. On the face of it, one might expect that as a matter of course for a still-budding market, but actually 2015 saw declines in the ever-changing electrified vehicle space, […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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Honda revealed yesterday at the Detroit auto show that it is adding a dedicated hybrid model to its light truck lineup in 2018. The announcement was made during the introduction of Honda’s all-new Odyssey minivan by Takahiro Hachigo, the automaker’s president and CEO. The new hybrid model – Ridgeline pickup shown, as no images are […]

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There are now more than 252,000 Nissan Leafs on the road worldwide. The all-electric hatchback began life with just 50 sales in December 2010 and has since become the world’s best-selling EV in terms of cumulative sales – and by extension it’s the pinnacle electrified product for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Aided by availability in more […]

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Controversial startup carmaker Faraday Future showed off a prototype of its first car yesterday at a large event in Las Vegas amid questions about its ongoing viability. The introduction of the over-1,000 horsepower, autonomous-capable, “FF 91” luxury crossover SUV was held in conjunction with the annual CES 2017 consumer electronics convention. Included in the show […]

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When asked whether electric cars stickering in the 30s are more expensive to own than a conventional $20,500 gasoline vehicle, people whose kneejerk response would be “yes” may be in for a surprise. According to a peer-reviewed analysis by Drive Electric Car New England, the cost difference between a $20,500 Honda Civic versus a $30,680 […]

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On the first business day of the new year, Ford has announced something to please electric car fans, something for pickup and sports car enthusiasts, and it even threw a bone to incoming President Donald Trump. Included in its plans are seven confirmed electrified vehicles due over the next five years out of 13 promised […]

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The year 2016 saw the first 200-mile range electric car for under $40,000 and 2017 is expected to witness a few more. General Motors’ well-publicized $37,495 Bolt EV is the forerunner fast-tracked to being first, but really, it is the inaugurator of a new price-for-range benchmark effectively raising expectations and dictating other automakers follow ASAP. […]

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